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verb propagate pronunciation in American English /ˈprɑpəˌɡeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypropagate
he/she/itpropagates
present participlepropagating
past tensepropagated
past participlepropagated
  1. 2
    [transitive] to grow new plants from seeds or from pieces cut from an existing plant, or to make a plant produce more plants

    The plant is readily propagated from leaf cuttings.

  2. 3
    [transitive] to spread ideas, beliefs, etc. to a lot of people

    This was an idea first propagated by Marx.

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 propagate pronunciation in American English /ˌprɑpəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

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